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LLLAwards 2019 – Announcement of the winners!

With the Lifelong Learning Awards LLLP takes a stand to celebrate creative and inclusive practices. The aim of the Lifelong Learning Award is to give visibility to innovative practices taking place all over Europe in order to attract public attention on lifelong learning as well as to inspire new practices and policies. Because of this, the Lifelong Learning Platform selects each year its annual specific priorities and sets its advocacy strategy on it. The LLLAwards are one of the tools that we use […]

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A new Europass will soon see the light

Following the adoption of the new Europass Decision by the Council and Parliament in May 2018, the European Commission has been working on the revision of the new Europass and is looking to launch it in early 2020. A new Advisory Group has been established with the Member States and stakeholders representatives have been called upon. The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce that, as part of the Advisory Board, it will be represented as well amid […]

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Social Rights Monitor – better rights, better lifelong learning

Two years after the Gothenburg declaration, where does Europe stand on social rights? How is the implementation of said rights serving inclusion and a more social Europe? LLLP member Solidar presented its 2019 Social Rights Monitor before an audience of MEPs, civil society and social partner representatives and in the framework of the conference “Integrating the European Pillar of Social Rights and the SDGs in the European Semester – Civil Society Organisations’ input”. The state of social rights […]

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Report on the European Conference on Digital Footprint

On the 24th of October 2019, the Lifelong Learning Platform together with the European Digital Learning network (Dlearn) and with the support of the DIGIT project partners, organised a European conference in Brussels to address the “role for education in teaching safe and responsible behaviour online”.

Over 80 participants joined the event, representing civil society (⅓ of attendees), educational institutions (one third), policy makers (10%), companies (10%) and citizens (10%). They were presented with high quality presentations orchestrated by Mia Forbes Pirie, the […]

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Quality Assurance Toolkit: tips & tricks for VET providers

On November 7-8, IN-QUAL partners met once again to wrap up the work done over the summer and plan the next steps.

IN-QUAL project aims to support entrepreneurship education providers in the implementation of quality assurance systems and to promote a EU-wide culture of quality inspired by the EQAVET standards.

Since the last meeting in June 2019, IN-QUAL partners have been hard at work to finalize the first result of the project: a three-part toolkit to support […]

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Press Release – Education and Finance Ministers meet in a first-ever joint meeting to discuss investment in education: will funding match the high expectations for education and training?

Helsinki, 8 November 2019 – Upon the initiative of the current Finnish Presidency, and for the first time, the Council of education ministers (EYCS) and the Council of finance ministers (ECOFIN) convened together in a joint meeting. A symbolic merging of two spheres, the event was titled ‘A strong economic base for Europe: pursuing effectiveness, efficiency and quality of education and training’. The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes such a meeting, an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of […]

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LLLP ROUND TABLE: SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUTH WORK

The EU-funded project COMANITY has been running since 2017 helping to improve the skills of youth workers to reach disadvantaged youth in local communities. LLLP is in charge of the organisation of its final conference where a policy round table will bring together the views of the different European institutions with the presence of MEP Kostas Arvanitis and Head of Unit at DG EAC, Florencia Van Houdt, along with civil society and other European stakeholders.

One out of every six […]

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LLLP at UNESCO UIL Learning Cities: lifelong learning at the local level

The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities is an international policy-oriented network providing inspiration, know-how and best practice to cities around the world. It is absolutely magnificent the extent to which solutions for issues that arise as one learning city develops may already exist in other cities. The network supports the achievement of all seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 4 (‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’) and SDG 11 (‘Make […]

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LLLP at the European Vocational Skills Week: the importance of learning environments

The fourth European Vocational Skills Week took place in Helsinki on 14-18 October 2019. An initiative of the European Commission, the European Vocational Skills Week seeks to highlight excellence in vocational education and training (VET), showing that VET is a valuable professional and learning path. This fourth edition was hosted by the Finish Presidency. The Lifelong Learning Platform and its members (EVTA, EfVET, EURASHE, EDEN, EUCEN, EPA, All Digital, EAEA, RICDM) participated actively in the various discussions tables. Luis Costa, […]

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LLLP Reaction to the ET Monitor 2019 – Is Europe reaching the ET2020 goals?

The Lifelong Learning Platform reacted to the publication of the European Education and Training Monitor 2019, which focuses on teachers and educators, as well as on their roles in the European education systems.

The Lifelong Learning Platform – European civil society network for education welcomes the 2019 Education and Training Monitor published by the EU Commission on September 26th, the European Day of Languages. This year’s report highlights the achievement of the target on tertiary education attainment and the general […]

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